Magic Bath
(Video, 9min, 2018)

Magic Bath is a diaristic collection of reconciled footage from the filmmaker’s adolescence into adulthood.

"Grace Mitchell's video is the most overtly diaristic and it does little to hold the viewer's hand. Magic Bath is an experiment in pure montage. Mitchell is working through footage she has gathered over a decade on various cameras, during various projects started and stopped, containing staged gestures and fleeting private moments. There are echoes of Jonas Mekas' early diary films in this collage. And though what might grip one most on a first viewing is the pleasure of various textures, sounds, and edits, there is a recurring theme of the body as it attempts to orient itself." --Ben Balcom

CC34 - Pisces Ascending, Minneapolis, MN
Pisces Ascending, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
Scenes of Place: Milwaukee, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
Onion City: Experimental Film + Video Festival, Chicago, IL
ICDOCS, Iowa City
Kinodot, St. Petersburg, Russia
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI.
Mini Indi Film Festival, Ipsden, England

MAGIC BATH (2018) from Grace Mitchell on Vimeo.